Search Legislation

Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

20Council to have regard to particular matters

This section has no associated Explanatory Notes

(1)In exercising its functions, the Council is to have regard to—

(a)skills needs in Scotland;

(b)issues affecting the economy of Scotland; and

(c)social and cultural issues in Scotland.

(2)In exercising its functions, the Council is to—

(a)have regard to the desirability of the achieving of sustainable development; and

(b)in particular, encourage the fundable bodies to contribute (so far as reasonably practicable for them to do so) to the achievement of sustainable development.

(3)In exercising its functions, the Council is to have regard to the—

(a)United Kingdom context; and

(b)international context,

in which any of the fundable bodies may carry on their activities.

(4)In exercising its functions, the Council is to have regard to the educational and related needs (including support needs) of persons who are, and the likely educational and related needs (including support needs) of persons who might wish to become, students of any of the fundable bodies.

(5)For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), “skills needs” means any requirement or desirability for skills or knowledge which, following consultation with the Scottish Ministers, appears to the Council—

(a)to exist for the time being or be likely to exist in the future; and

(b)to be capable of being addressed (wholly or partly) by the provision of fundable further education or fundable higher education.

(6)For the purposes of subsection (1)(b) and (c), “issues” means issues which, following consultation with the Scottish Ministers, appear to the Council—

(a)to exist for the time being or be likely to exist in the future; and

(b)to be capable of being addressed (wholly or partly) by the provision of fundable further education or fundable higher education.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Show Explanatory Notes for Sections: Displays relevant parts of the explanatory notes interweaved within the legislation content.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Scottish Executive department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources